BMW teams up with QUT on industrial design tech

BMW has partnered with Queensland University of Technology (QUT) to educate students on up and coming industrial design tools such as virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), big data, artificial intelligence (AI) and autonomous systems.  

A result of the partnership will see students from QUT’s Creative Industries Faculty travel to Munich (BMW’s headquarters) to develop their technical skills in the car manufacturer’s new autonomous systems and robotics labs.

QUT Creative Industries’ executive dean Mandy Thomas said, “The establishment of a design partnership in Brisbane will provide extraordinary opportunities for QUT design students.

“They will follow in the footsteps of 16 students who have gone through the BMW internship program over the past three years, including 12 paid positions based in Munich.

“The students have been able to work across various BMW Innovation departments working with cutting-edge emerging technologies such as VR, AR, robotics, autonomous systems, AI and big data.”

QUT’s Australian Centre for Robotic Vision will also join the initiative to encourage conversation around autonomous vehicles and robotics.

Source: | BMW teams up with QUT of industrial design tech

3 Jun 2019

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